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Kigali, Rwanda  First Impression: The hills, the air, the cleanliness!  Kigali is unlike any other East African city I’d been to.  People were so polite and respectful, all cordial smiles rather than the usual “Hey, Muzungu!” Where I stayed:  We stayed at 2000 Hotel for the first two nights before heading to the DRC.  I would stay there again just simply for their breakfast.  The rooms were clean, basic but nice and… Read More

Rolling green hills that go on forever, perfectly maintained roads, no garbage to speak of and volunteers on the roadside sweeping up stray twigs and leaves; Rwanda is quite literally the cleanest country I have ever seen.  Not to mention courteous and friendly.  We had the pleasure of returning through these same hills a few days later and it was no less striking.